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Posted: 10-18-2017
United Way's Summer Serve program participants had a great first week together! The 42 students had a lot of fun working at the Frederick Rescue Mission, Whitesell Pharmacy, Judy Center, Daybreak Adult Day Services, and Seed of Life. They worked 835 hours, planted 3500 tomato and pepper plants, and prepared 20 trash bag gardens as well. Summer Serve looks forward to several more weeks of enjoyable service! There's still time to sign up if you're...
Posted: 06-27-2017
Volunteers Farm Out Their Help /*-->*/ Today Discovery Communications came out to volunteer their time at Seed of Life Nurseries for their 'Discover Your Impact' Day. Together with Farmer Mike Dickson, they had a lot of fun working on the fields!   If your business wants to coordinate volunteer efforts, United Way of Frederick County would love to set you up with other local groups in need of help! Feel free to contact Shana Knight at SKnight@...
Posted: 06-16-2017
April 28, 2017   Dear Frederick County Executive Gardner and Frederick County Council:   United Way of Frederick County (UWFC) supports County Executive Jan Gardner’s 2018 proposed budget. The proposed budget aligns with UWFC’s community-based goals in the areas of health, education and financial stability and moves Frederick County’s social priorities forward.   The recently released United Way ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, and Employed...
Posted: 04-28-2017
Posted: 01-31-2017
“When I received the EITC, it helped A LOT. We were in a terrible situation. I was biking to school, my internship, my job, the grocery store, and finally back home in the dark. Being a full time student, having two part time jobs, and being a new father- is not a good thing when you’re on a bike. Having the EITC expanded my income enough to buy a car.”- James The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps millions of workers like James keep more of what they...
Posted: 01-27-2017
United Way of Frederick County is taking on Unity Campaign operations from the Community Foundation of Frederick County FREDERICK, Md. (January 26, 2017) — This Thursday evening, United Way of Frederick County hosted a reception to celebrate the transition of the Unity Campaign operations from The Community Foundation of Frederick County to United Way. The transition was announced by United Way President and CEO Ken Oldham and the Unity Campaign...
Posted: 01-26-2017
Bank of America award supports United Way’s Financial Stability work with the Prosperity Center FREDERICK, Md. (January 24, 2017) — The Bank of America Charitable Foundation recently awarded a $10,000 grant to United Way of Frederick County (UWFC) in support of its efforts to improve the financial stability of Frederick County residents. The funds will go towards increasing the number of Frederick County residents who benefit from free services offered...
Posted: 01-24-2017
The Prosperity Center of Frederick County helps low- to moderate-income families keep 100% of their refund and stay protected from fraud amid tax code changes FREDERICK, Md. (January 19, 2017) — With the introduction of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, designed to help the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) identify and prevent identity theft and fraudulent claims, taxpayers need to be aware of a number of important changes to the tax code...
Posted: 01-19-2017
Groundbreaking Maryland ALICE report uncovers challenges facing nearly a third of Frederick County residents FREDERICK, Md. (January 9, 2017) — The ALICE® Report, released today by United Ways throughout the state of Maryland, reveals that more than a third—nearly 750,000—of Maryland households cannot afford the state’s high cost of living. The same holds true for 32 percent—over 28,500—households in Frederick County.   ALICE is an acronym for Asset...
Posted: 01-09-2017

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